I totally considered ‘Diagon Alley’ for the title, but I made that reference at the end of the episode 2 post. Anyway, Mirai and Riko go shopping for school supplies in this episode and manage to pick up a new PreCure form. Let’s take a look.
The episode opens with Mirai calling her grandmother through the headmaster’s crystal ball and telling her everything that has happened and that she will be studying at the Magic Academy. Mirai’s grandmother is perfectly fine with all this and doesn’t question any of it – I’d guess she’s probably aware of the Magic World.
Mirai and Riko take a flying carpet to the Magic Merchant Alley.
At the centre of the town is a statue of a cat holding a lantern. Inside the lantern burns the Passion Flame, which is an old legend associated with the town.
After that, shopping ensues. First stop, a clothes shop.
Elsewhere, the headmaster suspects that the awakening of the PreCure’s power is connected to the Linkle Stone Emerald, whilst the deputy headmistress is less than pleased that Mirai has been allowed to enrol in the Academy.
Mirai and Riko stop off for a frozen clementine – a minor thing, but worth mentioning considering later events of this episode. Anyway, next stop for picking up supplies is the broom shop.
Oh, we also learn that the headmaster is older than he looks, and his crystal ball is quite snarky – I found that quite funny.
There’s some information here that suggests Riko is something of a loner – or at least, she was until she met Mirai. Definitely looking forward to seeing the relationship between Mirai and Riko develop as the series continues on. A break for snacks follow, where Riko says she wants to become an excellent magician and Mirai doesn’t really have anything to strive for.
After their discussion, Mirai’s Diamond Linkle Stone is snatched away from her.
Sparda demands to know where the Linkle Stone Emerald is. Of course, nobody knows at this point, but Mirai would refuse even if she did know. The monster of the week gets summoned.
Since Mirai is without her Diamond, the girls are unable to transform. We get a small Indiana Jones chase sequence, except this rock is sentient. The girls end up at the statue of the cat holding the Passion Flame, and Riko’s anger at the town being destroyed awakens the Ruby Linkle Stone, allowing Mirai and Riko to transform.
So it looks like the PreCure get new forms depending on which Linkle Stone they use to transform. This suggests to me that we’ll be sticking with only two PreCure for the series, since they’ll have multiple forms. Of course, I could be wrong – it’s still early days.
Cure Miracle and Cure Magical are able to lift and throw the monster of the week, shatter the rock with their fists and defrost the clementine with their kicks.
Sparda retreats, and the damage to the town is fixed after the battle. Miracle and Magical take off afterwards, returning to Gustav’s Broom Closet. Of course, they’re no longer in their transformed state when they arrive.
With Mirai having picked up everything she needs for the Magic Academy, the episode ends there.
Another enjoyable episode from Maho Girls PreCure!. Honestly, going from these first three episodes, I feel like this series of PreCure has a shot of becoming one of my personal favourites. I’m liking the alternate forms the PreCure have, and I look forward to seeing more in action in the future.
Mirai and Riko are also a great couple, so naturally I eagerly anticipate more interactions between those two.
Next time, classes start.